Our vineyard stretches across 23 gently sloped acres overlooking Rangihoua Bay. The rolling vineyard is framed by farmland, lush native bush and regenerated wetlands. In 2007, the first Syrah and Chardonnay vines were planted at The Landing. Since then, Sangiovese, Pinot Gris, Montepulciano, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Merlot have been added.
Since 2010, The Landing Vineyard and Winery has produced boutique vintages of Chardonnay, Syrah, Pinot Gris, Rosé and Port. All of these vintages have won several awards and received significant accolades from respected wine critics. In 2020, our winery opened, allowing us to craft our wines from seed to barrel to bottle at The Landing.
Northland’s ideal wine-growing conditions were first noted over 200 years ago by the missionary Reverend Samuel Marsden He established the first permanent European settlement in New Zealand on the Purerua Peninsula and planted New Zealand’s first grapevines nearby at Kerikeri in 1819.
Since the founding of The Landing Wines, we have honoured the area’s pioneering spirit and respected the land’s beauty and abundance by nurturing and restoring it through sustainable viticulture.
Read about our sustainability practices at The Landing here.
”New Zealand promises to be very favourable to the vine […] Should the vine succeed, it will prove of vast importance to this part of the globe.Reverend Samuel Marsden, Bay of Islands, 26 September, 1819